New England is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit when the leaves start turning golden-red. From road trips in Maine to hikes in Connecticut, these are the places you need to visit in New England to see fall foliage.
The leaves start turning colours in the northern regions of Maine and New Hampshire typically around mid-to-late September and peaking around mid-October. Start planning now!
Best Places in New England to See Fall Foliage
1. Litchfield Hills Ramble, Connecticut
This route is in the Litchfield Hills region, the first part of Connecticut to see colour changes, so best to do it a little earlier in the season.
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2. Great North Woods, New Hampshire
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3. Aroostook State Park, Maine
Fall foliage in Aroostook County peaks around the last week of September into the first weeks of October. Aroostook County offers several driving tours to enjoy the beautiful views of rolling hills and spectacular foliage.
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4. Echo Lake (Franconia Notch), New Hampshire
The views from the 39-acre Echo Lake are incomparable. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, rent a kayak, canoe, or pedal boats (available on weekends through October 9th) to get a unique vantage point as well as incredible photos.
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5. Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
From early October fall foliage paints the forests of Grafton Notch State Park red. Driving through the vibrant coloured leaves in this park is a must-do!
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6. Uncas Leap Heritage Area, Connecticut
This driving route takes you through some beautiful bridges. Don’t forgot to stop off at the quaint town of Mystic! It’s wonderfully charming.
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7. North Conway, New Hampshire
Located at the edge of the scenic White Mountains and the Mount Washington Valley, fall foliage can be seen from the end of September.
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